Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea: Bournemouth Rubbed Salt In chelsea's Wounds

Bournemouth has put a further pressure on Chelsea's bid for Champions League qualification at Vitality Stadium.

Chelsea started the game well, with drive and motivation and pace and invention and impetus, but after about the first 20 minutes, the levels dropped and the Blues could never quite recover from that.

Chelsea were dismantled in the second half, with Josh King scoring twice and the outstanding David Brooks also netting for Bournemouth before Luke Daniels’ stoppage-time goal rubbed salt in the visitors’ wounds

Bournemouth were fortunate to be level at the interval as veteran goalkeeper Artur Boruc produced five impressive saves to deny a Chelsea side that failed to penetrate their hosts' defence despite 70% of possession.

But within a minute of the second half starting, Bournemouth took the lead as King arrived late in the Chelsea box to smash Brooks' cut-back past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

A second consecutive league win for Bournemouth sees the Cherries move up to 10th in the table, while Chelsea drop to fifth position on virtue of scoring fewer goals than Arsenal.

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